Our Early Years team is a small, close-knit group of dedicated professionals who care about optimising the happiness, progress and potential of every one of their students.
We really are a friendly bunch and we’re always happy to talk about our work and our school, so why not come and say hello!
Molly Aylward – Head of Early Years and Reception Teacher
Molly joined Oxford High Prep School 4 years ago. Prior to that, she gained a degree in Early Childhood Studies from the University of Bristol and a PGCE in London. Molly’s favourite thing about teaching at OHS is, ‘without a doubt, the girls. Each girl at Oxford High School is an absolute delight to teach and it is amazing to watch the progress they make over the year.’ Molly recognises that girls thrive in the creative yet academic environment fostered by OHS, where girls come first in every thing we do and the school always seeks to think about how to create the best possible future for every girl, both pastorally and academically, right from day one.
Leeanda Chadfield – Reception Class Teacher
Leeanda joined OHS in September 2016, having previously studied Law at Birkbeck College in the University of London and taken a PGCE from the University of Greenwich. Leeanda believes that OHS is different because of the school’s broad curriculum and its dedication to ensuring that each reaches her full potential. As for working here, Leeanda is clear that her favourite thing is the girls themselves, as they are so inquisitive and eager and so much fun. Their enthusiasm makes it doubly rewarding for Leeanda to see the incredible progress they make over the year, and to feel that she had a part in that!
Tal Finnis – Reception Class Teacher
Tal joined OHS in 2014 after studying at Sheffield Hallam University (Communications degree) followed by a PGCE at Oxford Brookes University, specialising in Early Years. Tal loves that the OHS girls are so much fun and they always make her laugh (no two days are ever the same). Being the first point of contact for many families, is what Tal loves. She feels it is great to be there at the beginning of their journey through OHS and watch them grow and progress through the school. Having such a broad curriculum coupled with specialist teaching really gives the girls opportunities that they might not get elsewhere.
Jill Eyre – Reception Teaching Assistant
Jill joined us in 2015 after studying at De Montfort University in Combined Studies with a Marketing major. The way that the girls bring their unique character to whatever we are doing and that they feel confident to do is what Jill especially loves about her role. Jill believes Early Years is just a great year to progress on all levels for the girls and they definitely make each day fun!